Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Miracle at St. Anna
For those of you who have not already gone to see it, Spike Lee's "Miracle at St.Anna" is a must see. It is based on the screenplay and novel written by James McBride.
The movie is set in Italy in 1944 and highlights the contributions and sacrifices of Colored Troops during World War II. It demonstrates the bravery of these colored men who put their very lives on the line to defend the United States even though racism still thrived even in the military.
The cast was awesome. They did a wonderful job of connecting with the characters, era, the mood of the 1940's and the war. The cast included Derek Luke, Aubrey Stamps, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller and Matteo Sciabordi.
According to military records, there were an estimated 922,965 blacks who served in various capacities during World War II.
These men should be forever remembered for their valiant service and contribution.
Again, for a glimpse into that time in history, I encourage you to go see, "Miracle at St. Anna."